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Thomas Cohen...wearing Malcolm Hall Embroidered Satin Suit

Malcolm Hall is a British fashion designer, known for flamboyant and retro tailored suits in velvets, satins, silks and brocades. The Malcolm Hall label was launched in 1972 and celebrities of the time loved to wear his designs. Celebrities included:

  • ABBA
  • Paul McCartney
  • Brian Eno
  • Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople
  • Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones
  • Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin
  • David Cross of King Crimson
  • The Arrows
  • Billy Preston
  • Mud (The band)
  • Tony Curtis

Some of these designs are shown in the gallery below.

 National Recognition

The Manchester Art Gallery's collection theme "Recycled Fashion" explains "Fashion in the early 1970's built on the decorative freedom of the later sixties to produce a riot of vibrantly patterned extravagant clothing for both men and women...English designers like ... Malcolm Hall ... produced superbly tailored and yet imaginative outfits for their wealthier London male clientèle".

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The Victoria and Albert Museum's national collection "Theatre Costume" includes a "Painted satin and gold cord" stage costume made by Malcolm Hall for Jimmy Page, the flamboyant guitarist of rock group Led Zeppelin (and donated by Page to the museum); the costume, a suit in ivory-coloured satin, is "known as the 'Egyptian' costume because of the symbols prominent on the back of the satin jacket" - the "Eye of Thoth", "Nut (noot), Goddess of the sky"; a winged disk which "some believe ... is based on the appearance of the sun's corona during a solar eclipse." The museum concludes "the ivory satin costume itself would have been highly eye-catching; Page's wild performance style was reflected in his stage outfits."

 

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King Crimson. David Cross - Wearing Malcolm Hall Gold Satin Tux

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Mud (The Band) - Wearing Malcolm Hall

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Led Zepellin. Jimmy Page -  Satin suit

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The Rolling Stones. Bill Wyman - Wearing Malcolm Hall linen suit

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Jimmy Page - Wearing Malcolm Hall, circa 1973

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Roxy Music. Brian Eno -  Embroidered Satin suit

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